MARAWI CITY – The deadly coronavirus disease that recently hit the mayor of Koronadal City in Cotabato has also hit Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, the mayor announced Sunday.
In a press statement, Mayor Gandamra confirmed his test result was positive for the deadly coronavirus disease (covid-19). This, despite his strict compliance with IATF protocols.
“While our guards are lowered down after altering to our Community Quarantine Guidelines to encourage the movement of our local economy, this is a reminder to all residents of this city that this battle against the virus is far from over,” the mayor told his constituents.
The mayor narrated that he went to Manila on March 22 for a scheduled meeting with Housing Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairman Eduardo Del Rosario and an official of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
Gandamra told the media: “I had undergone antigen test in Manila (last Monday) and my result was negative. Last Saturday (March 27) I also had antigen test since I usually had antigen testing every weekend before I go home. It turned out positive so I underwent RT-PCR testing to confirm and it was indeed positive.”
Prior to the mayor’s contraction of the ‘killer’ virus, he was engaged in many activities for the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), and his activities also included the recent groundbreaking of the site where halal slaughter will be constructed last March 25th this year.
The city mayor was with TFBM Chairperson Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, along with Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Undersecretary Zyril Carlos and TFBM Field Office Manager Asst. Sec. Felix Castro Jr. during the groundbreaking ceremony.
“This is also a call to action to not be afraid to get vaccinated, as this is by far the most impactful move that our government is doing to protect ourselves from the disease,” the mayor concluded.